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Mindfulness for College Freshmen

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

How to deal with going off to school.

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Mindful Breathing 

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Breathing techniques that help balance energy, improve concentration, and promote clarity.

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Mindfulness for a Broken Heart

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Mindfulness can help you heal.

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Mindfulness in a Crisis 

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

Tips for navigating unexpected, unwanted change.

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The Science and Art of Yogic Napping

by Donna Torney on February 2, 2015 · 0 comments

Yoga nidra (which means “yogic sleep”) is an ancient form of deep relaxation.    When I first heard about yoga nidra I was skeptical, since I’ve  tried using different variations of the body scan over the years with little success.  Like a lot of people I have a hard time relaxing unless I’m exhausted.   But after […]

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Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar!!

by Donna Torney on October 16, 2014 · 0 comments

Learn more about befriending your nervous system by participating in the self-paced, science-based Foundations of Well-Being course taught by Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson.  Click on the box below for details: Anxiety is a dirty rotten Liar.  Well, most of the time.  If you’re about to rob a bank, or scream at your boss, and you’re feeling anxious, […]

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Using Mindfulness to Soften Social Anxiety

by Donna Torney on October 15, 2014 · 0 comments

Shyness is painful at any age – and if you experience full-blown social anxiety, it can be devastating taking a toll on relationships, or stalling your education or career.  Even simple day-to-day activities, like exercising or eating in public can be difficult for someone with social anxiety.  If you suffer from social anxiety, you should […]

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This weekend I spent some time at Camp O-AT-KA on Sebago Lake in Maine.  It’s a throw-back boys camp reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kindom (but no one escapes from Camp O-AT-KA so please send your boys!). At Camp O-AT-KA time is measured by bugle calls.  When I asked my eleven-year old what time to […]

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Please Listen Carefully – Solutions Found in Silence

by Donna Torney on September 30, 2011 · 0 comments

Mindfulness Gives us the opportunity to ask, “what is the best thing to do in this moment?”  Open your heart, listen carefully to the wisdom inside you that has been forgotten.  It only takes a moment to stop and breathe.  Don’t ask, just listen.  It is amazing how the answer to a long-standing problem will […]

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Press the Reset Button on Your Nervous System

by Donna Torney on June 10, 2011 · 0 comments

We know a lot about stress and how it affects us, both mind and body.  So why do we ignore it and let it make us overweight, sick and prematurely old, especially when we can so easily press the reset button with a little bit of mindfulness meditation? Here’s what we know about stress and […]

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